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    Default OT, RIP Keith Jackson a Legend

    http://www.espn.com/college-football...on-dies-age-89

    "He did it for a long, long time. ... He never intruded on the game. It was always about the kids on the field. Never, never shining the light on himself. And that was one of the things that I most admired about him."
    A lot of announcers could stand to do the same.


    Keith was the best IMO. He as a Coug and I think a Dawg as well
    Birddog

    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    RIP.. one of the greatest!

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    The best ever.

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    One of my favorites, he was all about the game and the players, and yes BirdDog, a lot of today's announcers could learn a great deal. RIP

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    “I don’t expect us to be perfect anytime soon,” guard Silas Melson said, “but one thing I do expect is trying to get better every day and playing tougher, harder and more physical than the opponent.”

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    Smile All-time Favorite

    Keith Jackson, the Best.




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    Yeah, we're "The Champs," uh-huh!

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    Bill Walton would be the anti Keith Jackson according to Bob Grease

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    Super nice guy. He won't be replaced. Unified, funny. Down to earth and very good at his job.
    RIP .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagceo View Post
    Bill Walton would be the anti Keith Jackson according to Bob Grease
    Does Bob Grease work at the Jiffy Lube ?

    I suspect former broadcaster & NFL HOF'er Bob Griese would agree with you, ceo.

    RIP, Mr. Jackson. From Wide World of Sports to football to basketball. . .I always thought he ranked near the top with guys like Kurt Gowdy, Dick Enberg, Bill King, Jim McKay.

    Not many announcers are adept at calling that many sports.

    New York Times Obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/o...dead.html?_r=0

    He joined the Marines as a teenager, then attended Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., receiving a degree in broadcast journalism in 1954. Mr. Jackson spent 10 years at the ABC affiliate KOMO in Seattle in news, sports and production, became sports director of ABC Radio West, then began broadcasting college football for ABC Sports in 1966.


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    “I don’t expect us to be perfect anytime soon,” guard Silas Melson said, “but one thing I do expect is trying to get better every day and playing tougher, harder and more physical than the opponent.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    [url] He as a Coug and I think a Dawg as well
    Graduated from WSU then spent his early broadcasting years in Seattle covering UW and other local teams.

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    More interesting stuff about Keith
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Jackson

    He wasn't afraid of a bit of silence during a broadcast, there was never any unnecessary babbling when he was in the booth.
    Birddog

    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    Whoah Nelly!

    ZZ

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    Mr. Jackson was the professional, intelligent commentator that we could use more of today.
    Rest in Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GU69 View Post
    Graduated from WSU then spent his early broadcasting years in Seattle covering UW and other local teams.
    I can vaguely remember watching him on tv at the end of a Husky FB season in the early 60's announcing that he was moving on to a new gig.

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